|Date of Birth||11.3.1999 (22 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Villa do Conde, Portugal|
Fabio Coentrao is a 22 year old Portguese left sided player who plays for Benfica. Coentrao can play at left-back as well as left-midfield/wing meaning he is very versatile. Coentrao started his career at Rio Ave but moved to Benfica in 2007, due to loan deals also played for Real Zaragoza and Nacional Da Maderia but spent his first full season at Benfica in the 09-10 Championship winning side where he played 28 times and became a first-team regular. Coentrao also had a great World Cup where he was one of the stand-out players in an otherwise poor Portuguese team.
Football Mananger 2011
On Football Manager 2011 Fabio Coentrao can play at DL, ML and AML and my scouts tell me he is has equal ability at both DL and ML. As Arsenal, Francis Cagigao says that 'there isn't much difference between Fabio Coentrao and Gael Clichy he also says that 'Coentrao's ability could lead to him being a leading Premier Division left-back in the future'. With the right training there is no doubt that Coentrao can easily become one of the best left-backs in the world. Personally, I believe he needs to work on Stamina and Concentration but he is an a great all round player with only his Heading (9) falling below 10. The best thing about Coentrao is he will only cost you between £2.3-£2.8m.